crossword puzzle


: a puzzle in which words that are the answers to clues are written into a pattern of numbered squares that go across and down
My father does the crossword puzzle every morning.

Examples of crossword puzzle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Get our free daily crossword puzzle, Sudoku, word search and arcade games. Andrew J. Campa, Los Angeles Times, 7 July 2024 Get our free daily crossword puzzle, sudoku, word search and arcade games. Andrea Castillo, Los Angeles Times, 24 June 2024 Her second collection, How to Wrestle a Girl, is an acrobatic feat of form and function with a grief log, a crossword puzzle, and a quiz. Mariella Rudi, Vulture, 16 Jan. 2024 The videos show them slowly but fluently reading a hardback book, filling in a crossword puzzle, and playing cards. IEEE Spectrum, 21 May 2024 Judith is a 78-year-old crossword puzzle specialist who occasionally skinny-dips in the Thames. Ira Porter, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 May 2024 Relative to most harrowing nights on ice, Bobrovsky could have done a crossword puzzle back there or worked on his yoga poses during long stretches when Boston could hardly buy a shot on goal. Greg Cote, Miami Herald, 11 May 2024 The games are closer to a crossword puzzle or Wordle, feature bare-bones graphics, and should take only a few minutes per day to complete. Michael Kan, PCMAG, 1 May 2024 She was also shown sleeping while holding a crossword puzzle and sitting next to Barker on a yacht. Gabrielle Rockson, Peoplemag, 22 Apr. 2024

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“Crossword puzzle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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crossword puzzle

cross·​word puzzle
: a puzzle in which words are filled into a pattern of numbered squares in answer to clues so that they read across and down
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